May 8, 2024

May Legislative Update

Legislative Update 
As I write this Ebrief, the Governor still has not received the budget; but, has started traveling around the state holding press conferences on items in the budget he is supporting. He was recently in Jupiter announcing his support for the money in the budget for the Els Center for Excellence for Autism.

Very sad news rocked the legislative community when it was announced that Senate President Kathleen Passidomo’s beloved husband of 45 years was injured and passed away from a fall he took while they hiked Bryce Canyon National Park. The Celebration of Life in Naples was held on April 26th and over a thousand people attended. The same amount of folks also attended the funeral the following day. John was a beloved land use attorney who played a major part in shaping Naples into the beautiful community you see today.  Needless to say, this tragedy has had a profound effect on the Senate President and all her staff. There has been conjecture that this is why the budget has not been released to the Governor. It is anticipated to happen soon.

Campaign season is heating up and sadly this was Leader Mike Grant’s last session. He will be missed terribly as he has always been a staunch supporter of the radiological community. On a good news front, his daughter, Vanessa Oliver, will be running for an open seat that runs from Ft. Myers to Punta Gorda. I am looking forward to working with her.

Please reach out to me if you have any campaign questions.

Please stay well,

Alison Dudley
Lobbyist, FRS

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